SAWA

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Description

SAWA is a beautiful representation of Kiya san’s craftsmanship. This kabusecha has deep-green, needle-shaped leaves, indicative of the shading process that this tea undergoes prior to harvesting.

The shading of this tea leads to more developed umami characteristics accented with notes of pine and narcissus. Its complex and aromatic liquor has notes of bok choy, nori, and artichoke. This tea can be steeped multiple times, and its distinctive layers can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Premium Kabusecha
Cultivars
Kabukita, Okumidori

Kiya san’s interview

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
100ml /3.38oz

Temperature
70C / 158F

Brewing time
40s

Reviews

Reviews

  1. Andysworld2020 (verified owner)

    This Kabusecha Sawa needs no introduction.
    It stands at the top of the hill and makes no apology for being there.
    I am surprised that there are not many more varieties of this glorious tea, but this one Sawa is a standalone tea.
    I felt I had been taken back in time and was drinking with the old masters from another era.
    Lingering, lustful, full of life and bursting to show you more!

  2. antonio vazquez (verified owner)

    Give it chance, worth it.

  3. Curtis Dodson (verified owner)

    If you love gyokuro but wanted to try something different then this tea is the one for you. It shares similarities to both gyokuro and sencha.

  4. CHERRY (verified owner)

    Great affordable tea for daily consumption, super value.

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Tasting Guide

sweetness

A sweet-tasting tea is a very light tea that leaves a sensation of natural sweetness in the mouth.

UMami

Although there is no official translation of the word “umami”, some call it “savory taste”: it leaves a mild and lasting pleasant brothy after taste and is recognized as one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It also induces salivation and a furriness sensation on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth.

BITTERNESS

The natural bitterness of green tea comes from the way it is made. Unlike black and oolong teas, green teas are made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, which keeps the antioxidants intact, but also gives them the bitter taste. This bitterness can be regulated with the water temperature : the higher the more bitter and vice-versa.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring stimulant, found in several plants. Caffeine is water soluble, and is extracted into the brewed cup when preparing tea. In most cases, tea has much less caffeine than coffee.

CATECHINS

Catechins are a type of polyphenol (EGCG) and are the main astringency component in green tea, long known as tannins. In order to release more catechins you will need higher brewing temperature at around 80 but this will also increase the astringency and bitterness of your tea because of the caffeine. Dont use such temperatures for Gyokuro.

THEANINE

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

ASTRINGENCY

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

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SAWA

$15$18

Clear

Description

SAWA is a beautiful representation of Kiya san’s craftsmanship. This kabusecha has deep-green, needle-shaped leaves, indicative of the shading process that this tea undergoes prior to harvesting.

The shading of this tea leads to more developed umami characteristics accented with notes of pine and narcissus. Its complex and aromatic liquor has notes of bok choy, nori, and artichoke. This tea can be steeped multiple times, and its distinctive layers can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Premium Kabusecha
Cultivars
Kabukita, Okumidori

Kiya san’s interview

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
100ml /3.38oz

Temperature
70C / 158F

Brewing time
40s

 

 

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